1937 Kansas City Burger Deliciousness

Kansas City Burger History!

Trey’s Chow Down on our MEETS, EATS and SWEETS Tour Road Trip’in the USA for deliciousness. Today we’re in Kansas City MO for some OLD SCHOOL smash burger perfection. It all began in 1937 when Town Topic Hamburgers opened for business with a very small, cozy building that’s still in use today.

In Kansas City, a little white diner named Town Topic Hamburgers opened unceremoniously on 24th and Broadway and began selling hamburgers for 5 cents each. It was opened by Claude Sparks, who at the end of his first day pocketed a whopping $21.00. It’s more than 75 years later and Town Topic is still selling hamburgers by the bagful. They still cook them the same way, with grilled onions and a steamed bun. They also have the same full breakfast line they’ve always had, and it’s all cooked fresh to order. In fact, the downtown diners haven’t changed a whole lot since the early days.

I really enjoyed this restaurant because it’s cozy, with an old school feel you notice right when you pull up. I watched folks standing around outside, waiting for chance to grab a seat and enjoy old school perfection. We were among the group, patiently waiting for our chance at one of those TOWN TOPIC SMASH BURGERS.

The service is incredible, and the atmosphere was wonderful! It felt old school, like I was transported back to the 50’s. I could hear, see, and smell the burgers sizzling on the grill. When I got my burger and took my first bite, I was in burger HEAVEN. The burger was so juicy it was running down my chin as I inhaled my burger. The smash burgers are flavor loaded with melted, gooey cheese and plenty of grilled onions to create an unforgettable burger.  These are the kind of burgers that are so delicious you have naughty burger dreams about – absolute burger perfection!

If you’re in the Kansas City area, or just passing through, you need to make that trip to Town Topic and chow down on some pure smash burger perfection.

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Trey (Chow Down) Chapman

 

VooDoo Doughnuts Unique, Colorful & Delicious!

Good day, Doughnut Lovers!

They told me: “The magic is in the hole!”  

As we continue our Road Trippin’ the USA: MEETS, EATS and SWEETS 2022 Tour, I’ve located another unique hand-crafted doughnut experience that is savory, sweet and sure to please your sweet tooth cravings.

Today we’re in Houston, TX at the world-famous Voodoo Doughnut. They have other Texas locations in the cities of Cypress and Austin, as well as a total of 12 other locations in six different states as they continue growing in the USA.

Locations👉 https://www.voodoodoughnut.com/locations/ 

The Story goes: Voodoo Doughnut is the brainchild of old friends and entertainment-minded Portlanders Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson and Tres Shannon. In 2000, they decided to embark on a shared entrepreneurial venture – something that combined quality hospitality with their daring do-it-yourself brand of show business.

Offering More than 50 kinds of doughnuts, they’re the originators of the Cannolo and Bacon Maple Bar Doughnuts, and of course the Voodoo Doll Doughnut. They offer 13 traditional doughnuts as well. Classic Dozen includes: Blueberry Cake, Buttermilk Bar, Glazed Old Fashioned, Raspberry Romeo, Sprinkle Cake, Powdered Sugar Cake, Plain Cake, Cinnamon Sugar Cake, Raised Glazed, Chocolate Ring, Chocolate Old Fashioned, Butterfinger, and Maple Bar.

Trey with some VooDoo Deliciousness!

They also offer a wide variety of VEGAN Doughnuts. The Vegan Voodoo Dozen option includes some crazy and some traditional. Vegan Voodoo Dozen includes: Chocolate Ring (2x), Dirt (2x), Raised Glazed (2x), Portland Cream, Maple Bar, School Daze, ODB, Voodoo Doll, and Maple Cream.

Each doughnut is prepared fresh and colorful with savory and sweet flavor profiles. I was impressed with each doughnut presentation and the wide variety of available flavors. My favorites were the Voodoo, Dirt, Bacon Maple Bar, The Grape Ape, the Raspberry Romeo and the Maple Blazer Blunt. I found this one extremely delicious! It was a raised blunt and dusted with cinnamon sugar, maple frosting, and red sprinkle embers. Each bite I took was a kaleidoscope of flavors that POPPED in my mouth! 

📝👉 https://www.voodoodoughnut.com 

The building was easy to spot with its vibrant VOODOO style imagery and pink color. I really enjoyed the colorful atmosphere with the awesome attention to detail. The service was very friendly and you really felt like they were happy to serve you. If you’re looking for a NEW doughnut experience that you will LOVE and find extremely unique, check out a VOODOO Doughnut and chow down. They’re an official Trey’s Chow Down Delicious Destination for all doughnut lovers to enjoy.

My suggestion for a trip to a VOODOO Doughnut location. “You better pack your bags because you’re headed on a one way TRIP straight to DELICIOUSVILLE!” 

“Hope See You At A Table Soon For Some Deliciousness!”

Trey (Chow Down) Chapman

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Best Barbecue Joints North Texas & Beyond 2020

Barbecue Deliciousness 2020

Hello, and THANK YOU so much for reading our Best Barbecue article for 2020. This year we’re very proud to release our Best Barbecue for 2020 on the Fox Network GOOD DAY Fox 4 show. Last year our 2019 BEST Barbecue in North Texas on ABC was extremely successful! In just over fifteen months we reached 1.2 million barbecue and food lovers. I hope you will visit some, if not all, of this year’s winners and reshare our article with your friends and family to help support local barbecue, pitmasters and deliciousness.

 

Below at the end of the blog we created a full list of this years winners. You may screen shot from your phone or print it off and plan your BBQ adventures of 2021. By saving our list you will have instance reference for your barbecue cravings. 

WOW! What a year 2020 was for the restaurant, barbecue, and culinary world. In my five decades in the restaurant business, I’ve seen disasters of all types and nothing comes close to the devastating effect COVID-19 has had on our economy. Restaurants, pitmasters, chefs, and restauranteurs had to make big changes if they wanted to survive the pandemic. Nationwide we lost over 251,000 restaurants forever and 2.5 million restaurant jobs at the latest estimate. The good thing is that NOW we are on the mend and the Texas economy is in full giddy-up mode!

OAK’D A Delicious Destination!

Howdy, Y’all!

OAK’D Beef Rib!

If you ask the team at OAK’D BBQ who they are and what they serve, they’ll tell you:

We’re located in Dallas’ Old Town Shopping Center, where we proudly serve hand-crafted Texas BBQ. Our brisket is an art form of its own, infused with the vanilla-tinged flavor of Texas Post OAK smoke and cradled in a peppery bark. 

Our brisket isn’t the only thing that’s unbelievable here – we take pride in each item on our chef-driven menu. Everything from our scratch kitchen is locally and regionally sourced; flavored just right, no matter what’s in season. From the wide variety of perfectly smoked meats to our gourmet sides and OAK’D Bake Shop, with homemade ice cream, biscuits, and other sweet treats, there’s something for everyone here at OAK’D. 

We take pride in our partnerships with local Texas ranchers and farmers to ensure you enjoy the highest quality BBQ available in The Lone Star State. Our Wagyu Brisket comes directly from Rosewood Ranch and our Prime Beef is 100% Texas Black Angus.